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Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, is Professor of Medicine at the John W. Deming Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine and the Tulane Heart and Vascular Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, certified in the subspecialty of nuclear cardiology, and a specialist in clinical hypertension certified by the American Society of Hypertension.

Dr. Ferdinand is on the board of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology.  He served as past Chair of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Chief Science Officer and past Chair of the Association of Black Cardiologists, board member of the American Society of Hypertension, the Southwest Lipid Association, and the International Society of Hypertension in Blacks.

As an investigator, Dr. Ferdinand has conducted numerous trials. His research has been published in over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and he has also lectured nationally and internationally.  Dr. Ferdinand received the AHA 2019 James B. Herrick Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cardiology.

Dr. Ferdinand received his medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC.